Ariane Balizet

Ariane Balizet

Associate Professor
Reed Hall 321 | 817-257-4769

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Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
MA, University of Minnesota, 2003
BA, Pomona College, CA, 2000
Jesus College, Cambridge University, England, 1999

Courses Taught

Introduction to Shakespeare
Literature and Civilizations I (Honors)
Girls’ Studies

Advanced Shakespeare
Shakespeare and Marlowe
Survey of British Literature to 1800
Early British Drama
Love, Sex, and Power in Renaissance England
Junior Research Seminar: Renaissance Bodies
Senior Capstone in Women and Gender Studies

Renaissance Bodies
Shakespeare and After: Contexts and Approaches to Gender and Difference

Areas of Focus

Shakespeare, Medieval & Early Modern Britain, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Women’s Writing,
Race and Ethnic Studies, 20th and 21st century American literature, Girls' Studies, Disability Studies


Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama: Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage. New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2014.


“Yoga, Postfeminism, and the Future.” With Whitney Meyers. Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis. Ed. Beth Berila, Melanie Klein, and Chelsea Jackson Roberts. Lanham, Boulder, New York, and London: Lexington Books, 2016, 277-92.

“Just Say Yes: Shakespeare, Sex, and Girl Culture.” Women’s Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal 44.6 (2015): 815-841.

“Shakespeare, Television, and Girl Culture.” Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 9.1 (Summer/Fall 2014): 1-21.

“Breastfeeding, Grief, and the Fluid Economy of Healthy Children in Shakespeare’s Plays.”

(Dis)Ability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body. Ed. Sujata Iyengar. New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2014. 223-239.

“The Cuckold’s Blazon: Dismemberment and Domesticity in Arden of Faversham and A Woman Killed with Kindness.” Staging the Blazon in Early Modern Theater. Ed. Deborah Uman and Sara Morrison. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. 97-108.

“Drowned in Blood”: Honor, Bloodline, and Domestic Ideology in The Duchess of Malfi and El médico de su honra. Comparative Literature Studies 49.1 (2012): 23-49.

“‘Enamoured of thy Parts’: Dismemberment and Domesticity in Romeo and Juliet.” Early Modern Literary Studies 19 (2009): 10.1-31.

Amend thy Face: Disgust and Discourses of Contagion in Shakespeare’s Histories.”

University of Minnesota Center for Early Modern History Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series. Minneapolis, MN (March 2016).

  • English Department Research Award, 2016 Women and Gender Studies Wise Woman Award, 2013
  • English Department Teaching Award, 2013 English Department Graduate Faculty of the Year Award, 2010